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Stuff like Organised Mum/Junior Geo we can have at our school fair...

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SoupDragon Wed 17-Sep-08 10:02:56

Any suggestions? We want some things like Organised Mum & junior Geo which we can sell for our own profit rather than just selling tables to others IYSWIM.

SoupDragon Wed 17-Sep-08 10:29:27

I will keep bumping this relentlessly.

I have to earn my keep as PTA Chair of Vice or they may not let BabyDragon in the school when she's old enough.

SoupDragon Wed 17-Sep-08 18:12:20


RubyRioja Wed 17-Sep-08 18:15:49

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SoupDragon Wed 17-Sep-08 19:19:47

Both of us wouldn't survive her being home educated

SoupDragon Wed 17-Sep-08 21:04:59

Come onnnnnnn!

mandapanda27 Thu 18-Sep-08 21:05:16

Have you tried Anglo Enterprises? We've done crazy sand and wacky test tubes, great fun....a little bit messy though!!

Ceolas Thu 18-Sep-08 21:06:47

Could you not do organised mum? Look at their findraising page.

cmotdibbler Thu 18-Sep-08 21:07:16

How about signing up with Lapin so that you can do Usbourne books and give the profit to the school ?

SoupDragon Sat 20-Sep-08 20:43:37

We are doing Organised Mum, Ceolas

Not sure about Usborne as we'd have to really find someone willing to make that kind of commitment to run it and our PTA isn't exacly brim full of volunteers.

tassisssss Sat 20-Sep-08 20:45:38

Yellow Moon? easy2Name?

Do Phoenix not do a fundraising package?

katch Sat 20-Sep-08 20:59:16

We sold fundraising Christmas puddings at our old school - sorry can't remember the company name - try googling 'charity Christmas puddings?'

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 09:41:46

Found these puddings

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 09:43:02

Forgot about easy2name. I thought about Phoenix but wondered if we'd really annoy the several current traders in the school.

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 09:44:43


katch Sun 21-Sep-08 11:18:36

Yes they're the right ones. If you start early enough you could have a school competition to design the labels - I just got my arty dd to do one.

Ceolas Sun 21-Sep-08 11:20:17

Re Phoenix - could you get one of the traders to do a stall and donate all most of the profits?

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 11:25:07

Get the Baker Ross catalogue too as there are loads of ideas in there.

Plum Pudding Company is good too.....we do that.

Apart from the fair, look at as they come and take your jumble inc bedding and towels and give you the money for it and it is soooo much easier than a jumble sale.

We also do film night where the kids pay £2.50 and get a DVD on the interactive whiteboards, eat popcorn and have juice and it makes a packet!!

We will be doing more film nights towards Xmas so that parents can do Xmas shopping and get childcare til 5.30pm for £2.50!

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 15:35:07

Yellow Moon : We do this
Pheonix: Yes, we've sold tables to traders before so they pay for their table and then keep their profits. We're trying to think of stuff in addition to this which we can run for ourselves. Except we can't think of many things
Ultimate Plum puddings: info pack ordered
Bag2School: Yes - did this for the first time this year and it was very successful for very little effort.

Like the idea of film night so parents can shop....

notsoteenagemum Sun 21-Sep-08 15:43:38

Dont you have to have some kind of license to show the films?

SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 15:46:01

We've had a film night organised by an external company before. I did wonder whether showing DVDs is strictly legal (I think it isn't but they watch them in class sometimes so how do they get round it?).

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 16:54:31

Yes you do have to sort out the license which costs about £100 for the year - we split the cost with the afterschool club.

We make about £350 each film. Tis brilliant and for not much effort. Most of the effort is in sorting the money and doing a list of the children for the school.

BOGOF popcorn and juice.


SoupDragon Sun 21-Sep-08 18:55:21

Tell me more about the license please...!

Majeika Sun 21-Sep-08 21:36:26

I just come up with the ideas! grin

will check with the chairperson this week.....

SoupDragon Mon 22-Sep-08 11:28:18

Our chair is keen on the film thing.

I'm simply trying to be able to write my mumsnet time off as "work for the PTA"

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